Woman dies after being pushed down a flight of stairs in Baltimore home. Police say her cousin is the killer.

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Source: MEGA; Baltimore police

Feb. 9 2022, Published 11:17 a.m. ET

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A man is accused of pushing his cousin to her death down a flight of stairs and has now been charged with murder, police said.

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On Feb. 1, police in Baltimore responded to a North Curley Street home for a reported assault.

Officers learned that a 33-year-old woman — later identified as Shanlette Lewis — was pushed down the stairs following an argument with Demetrick Lewis, according to Baltimore police. The duo were cousins.

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The victim was taken to a hospital with a head injury, police said.


On Feb. 3, Shanlette Lewis died, and the medical examiner’s office ruled her death a homicide, according to authorities.

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Baltimore police announced on Feb. 9 they arrested Demetrick Lewis in connection to the victim’s death. He was charged with first-degree murder and booked into jail.

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Source: MEGA; Baltimore police

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